News and Press Releases of DIW Berlin https://www.diw.de/en/diw_01.c.618106.en/news.html News and Press Releases en https://www.diw.de/sixcms/media.php/37/diw_logo_farbe_mini.jpg DIW Berlin https://diw.de/ Call for submissions to the 15th Workshop of Panel Surveys in German-Speaking Countries by Dec. 18, 2022 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.858857.en ]]> Mon, 05 Dec 2022 01:00:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.858857.en Björn Fischer has successfully defended his dissertation http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.860801.en ]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2022 02:07:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.860801.en Tobias König has successfully defended his dissertation http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.860792.en ]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2022 02:06:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.860792.en Lukas Boer has successfully defended his dissertation http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.851032.en ]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2022 02:06:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.851032.en Jan Philip Fritsche has successfully defended his dissertation http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.860819.en ]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2022 02:05:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.860819.en Nicole Wägner has successfully defended her dissertation http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.860809.en ]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2022 02:05:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.860809.en Jan Malek has successfully defended his dissertation http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.860805.en ]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2022 02:05:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.860805.en Jana Hamdan has successfully defended her dissertation http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.839955.en ]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2022 02:04:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.839955.en Application Portal for the GC PhD Program 2023 Is Now Open http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.859456.en ]]> Wed, 16 Nov 2022 02:33:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.859456.en Call for submissions to the 15th Workshop of Panel Surveys in German-Speaking Countries by Dec. 18, 2022. http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.858710.en

The 15th Workshop of Panel Surveys in German-Speaking Countries, which the SOEP is organizing in partnership with the German Center for Integration and Migration Research (DeZIM), will take place March 30-31, 2023, at the German Institute for Economic Research in Berlin (DIW Berlin).

The workshop will provide an opportunity to discuss current topics and findings from survey research as well as practical challenges and innovations in the implementation of panel studies. Topics should be directly related to survey work on panel studies. Presentations on the conceptualization of new panel studies and data from new studies are also welcome.

Ideas for presentations can be submitted to panelworkshop@diw.de up to December 18, 2022.

Further information and the call for papers can be found on our event page


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Economic sanctions: Coalitions increase the cost for the target and reduce own burden http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.857292.en ]]> Fri, 28 Oct 2022 09:15:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.857292.en SOEPcampus Events Coming Up http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.855393.en Users have the possibility to participate in two upcoming SOEPcampus events.

SOEPcampus@Lunch:

From next month on we offer an online workshop series over lunchtime as introduction to the data of the SOEP study. Participants will be introduced to the content of the study, its data-structure, sample selection and weighting strategy and they will be provided with an overview on the study documentation.

To join the workshop, please register now (name, institution) with Janina Britzke (jbritzke@diw.de) until October 25, 2022.

SOEPcampus after Work:

This online 4-sessions-workshop from November 9th till November, 2022 offers a well-grounded and practically oriented introduction to the data of the Socio-economic panel study. Participants will be introduced to the content of the study, its data-structure, sample selection and weighting strategy and they will be provided with an overview over the study documentation.

Registration starts October 17th, 2022. To join, please also send your name and institution to Janina Britzke (jbritzke@diw.de) until November 8th, 2022.

Please visit our SOEPcampus Event Calendar for more information.


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Call for Papers - Special Issue on Regional Inequalities and Geospatial Data http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.855379.en We would like to draw your attention to a special issue on „Regional Development Dynamics and Their Social, Economic and Political Consequences“ that Prof. Dr. Stefan Liebig and Prof. Dr. Simon Kühne are editing in the Social Sciences journal.

We’re inviting contributions focusing on (but not limited to) one or more of the following themes:

  • Theoretical or empirical reflections on regional disparities and opportunity structures
  • The role of public services and regional infrastructures in generating inequalities in living conditions
  • Regional social or health inequalities
    Regional labor markets and (individual) economic outcomes
  • Regional polarization of political attitudes and behavior
  • Big spatial data
  • Methodological challenges in handling and combining geospatial data with other data sources (such as survey data)

Please find the detailed call for papers here

Important Deadlines:
Abstract: October 15, 2022
Full Paper: February 28, 2023




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Joint research project launched: IAB-BiB/FReDA-BAMF-SOEP survey of 6,000 refugees from Ukraine http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.851042.en ]]> Tue, 30 Aug 2022 09:49:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.851042.en Joint research project launched: IAB-BiB/FReDA-BAMF-SOEP survey of 6,000 refugees from Ukraine http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.850183.en ]]> Mon, 29 Aug 2022 01:28:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.850183.en Ampel-Monitor Energiewende #2: The state of affairs on August 24, 2022 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.850169.en ]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2022 12:00:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.850169.en Register now for the two-day online workshop series "SOEPcampus@Home" - a practically oriented introduction to the data of the Socio-economic panel study (SOEP) http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.849635.en ]]> Thu, 11 Aug 2022 10:42:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.849635.en Who are the winners of this year's prizes awarded at the SOEP Conference 2022? http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.848833.en ]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2022 11:20:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.848833.en Marcel Fratzscher: „The ECB must be an anchor of stability in the euro area now more than ever“ http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.848187.en Marcel Fratzscher, President of the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin), comments on the results of today’s meeting of the European Central Bank (ECB):

The ECB has made a historic decision and one of its most significant of the past 20 years: The interest rate increase is larger than expected and the ECB has fundamentally changed its communication strategy. Now, the ECB’s most important task is to serve as an anchor of stability in the euro area to prevent an even deeper crisis. With this increase, the ECB has chosen the right middle path between a more restrictive monetary policy and more support for the most vulnerable euro area members. The ECB’s new monetary policy instrument, the Transmission Protection Instrument (TPI), is necessary to counteract the faster rise in interest rates over the coming months. 

The TPI, which is meant to ensure a symmetric transmission of monetary policy, is smart but risky, as it is unclear how this instrument will be used. Its conditionality is so low that it is unlikely to be able to provide the ECB with any de facto limits. Going forward, I fear a period of heightened volatility with increasing political pressure on the ECB. I expect ECB critics in Germany will turn to the Federal Constitutional Court immediately. Ultimately, the impending political conflict could seriously damage the ECB’s credibility. 

The ECB is facing a very difficult trade-off in pursuit of its price stability mandate. Even a very large interest rate increase would only have a small impact on inflation over the next 18 months. On the one hand, the ECB must raise rates to anchor inflation expectations and protect its credibility. If it fails to do so, it will take the ECB much longer and will be economically more painful to return to price stability. On the other hand, the ECB risks weakening the economy and contributing to a recession if it tightens monetary policy too early and too fast. Moreover, this would imply the risk of the ECB needing longer to reestablish price stability after a crisis. 

The economic situation in Germany and the euro area is extremely critical and the risks currently underestimated. I expect inflation will increase to ten percent and the economy will weaken further. Governments must not pass responsibility solely to the ECB to fight this economic crisis. What we need now is an expansionary fiscal policy with targeted support for low-income earners that focuses on strengthening investment to ensure the confidence of economic actors and combat a possible recession.
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Thu, 21 Jul 2022 04:16:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.848187.en
The new SOEP Annual Report is online! http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.846014.en

Which SOEP projects were launched in 2021? What have researchers found out with our data? What additional data do we offer to our users? And what is new since we started working with the fieldwork institute infas?

The report is available online free of charge. We would also be happy to send you a hard copy on request (soepmail@diw.de).

Please download here


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